The AWC is comprised of members from the RRWIB Board of Directors or any other interested party, responsible for programs concerned with all adults and out of school youth. Harry Snyder, HR Director for RAVNAH is the AWC chair. Harry provides expert services for operational/strategic initiatives, policy development and labor law. Meetings are the 1st Thursday of each month from 8:00 – 9:00 am at RAVNA on 7 Albertcree Drive.
An additional role of the AWC is to link to the Rutland Regional Planning Commission (RRPC) and to the Rutland Economic Development Corporation (REDC) on issues related to community planning, economic development and workforce development.
The AWC is working to develop effective approaches for two unique populations. The first population includes those who are hard to serve due to gaps in employment history and/or low skill level, or whose skills are needing to be updated. Our second population is women, especially those who are looking to enhance their career or business success.
Three Steps Forward continues – young women, currently out of the educational stream, gain knowledge and skills needed to attain economic independence. Read more about this program in the section titled Three Steps Forward.
We will continue our work with Stafford Technical Center Adult Education and with our manufacturing community to implement a new apprentice training program for Electronics Technicians. Designed to meet the specific needs of GE Aviation and other companies who use robotics or highly computerized operations, portions of it will be offered to the regional Manufacturing industry. With the improving economic development of this important industry segment, we will continue to work with REDC to understand evolving needs for workforce development and team with our educational partners to deliver the needed training.
Leading from Within has been and continues to be a successful program designed to develop supervisory and leadership skills. For more information, check out All Workforce Matters on PEGTV.
The Career Readiness Certificate Program continues to be supported and is offered through a collaboration of Vermont Technical College and the Community College of Vermont.